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    Quote Originally Posted by cogito View Post
    The expanse of this place is phenomenal, it seems that the half that still remains (lots got demolished last year) keeps having more and more of the houses and flats opened up by the locals constantly, revealing more and more. Good to see some more from there!



    For an idea of the scale I highlighted a map a couple of years ago with the streets that lay disused. The half to the east was demolished last year, with just Chichester Road and Highview Road remaining... And it's still massive!



    You can get an idea of the expanse from this shot taken from the North East end of the block on Paget Road (can't remember the name of the block.) You can see High View Road in the distant background, beyond that and out of view lies Chichester Road where the bulk of the photos from the OP are shot.



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    I think unless you are down on the estate, you can't tell how big the place is. I sat here and googled it and didn't really look that big on other photographs, went down the next day and was very shocked! I am still shocked to spend 3 hours walking around the place.

    I would have loved to see the demolished estate mind. I have seen the odd pic and video but not the same as first hand.


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    Quote Originally Posted by UrbanX View Post
    Wow what a report! "Pripyat of the West" :
    Exactly what I was thinking looking at these pics. The sort of explore I dream of.
    Something witty/profound.

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    Great report and pics, but that place is seriously grim

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    What is the fun in setting fire to a building that has already been torched many times before?

    Went down to Billy Banks a few days ago and there were fire engines everywhere with multipul buildings on fire. Ok not very big as fire service got there quickly but just really puzzles me! Made the day more entertaining in terms of getting into the estate without being seen though!




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    great report, well done, looks really spooky, a cross between a war zone and the bronx !!

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    Visited here myself over the weekend, travellers have moved on and I believe the final resident has sold up too. I couldn't get over the size of the place! This is a great report I'll get a few of my own pics up in the next few days
    "Itís human nature to stretch, to go, to see, to understand. Exploration is not a choice really, itís an imperative."

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    Quote Originally Posted by kellisurbex View Post
    Visited here myself over the weekend, travellers have moved on and I believe the final resident has sold up too. I couldn't get over the size of the place! This is a great report I'll get a few of my own pics up in the next few days
    Thanks very much! I did a updated version of this estate a few weeks back - [ame="http://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main/showthread.php?t=21642"]INTERNAL LINK

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    This report looks amazing very nicely done thanks for sharing
    Exploring Britains Past

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparky. View Post
    This report looks amazing very nicely done thanks for sharing
    Thanks very much! Forgot about this thread to be honest I did another visit (well lots of them) and made a up-to-date thread Internal Link Thingy

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    top stuff man
    People who get up early cause wars

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    fantastic, kinda eerie though, notice this is an old thread so I wonder if it is still standing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the kwan View Post
    fantastic, kinda eerie though, notice this is an old thread so I wonder if it is still standing.
    Thanks very much!

    I have got a couple of more recent threads up here:

    http://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main/showthread.php?t=21642 http://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main/showthread.php?t=22384

    These pics were taken very recently and show the current changes:












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